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to be moved out of the way. >>> the rocky relationship between the u.s. and pakistan has hit a new low now that washington is cutting $800 million worth of military aid. it's all part of a tough new tactic in dealing with pakistan. the bbc reports now from washington. >> reporter: this was the bloodyobloody aftermath of the secret made in may when the u.s. killed osama bin laden. the fact that this was in pakistan brought murmumu of complicity from the u.s. and anger at america's presence there. now as the fallout continues, washington has announced it's withholding military aid from its uncomfortable ally. >> the pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time. but until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed. >> reporter: every year the u.s. gives around $2 billion worth of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third ofhat amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payment
suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s tracked down and killed osama bin laden at his pakistan hideout. president obama's chief of staff calls pakistan a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. and more must be done to restore the relationship. >>> over the weekend, condolences poured in from politicians around the world paying final respects to first lady betty ford. now it's the everyday people she touched around the country who will have a chance to say good-bye. >> reporter: her candor and courage toucheded the nation. and now we know more about how betty ford's family will p p tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they do want to pay tribute to her. >> reporter: they will. in public and private services in california and michigan. mrs. ford, who died of natural causes friday at age 93, will first be remembered in a private service tuesday in palm desert, california, near where she and president ford lived after the whi
of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third of that amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payments for pakistani troops deployed along the afghan border. america trains the troops that work here. but amid growing tension. pakistan expelled some u.s. military trainers recently and has threatened to close cia bases. if america's using military aid to encourage cooperation, will it work? >> assistance is given to big influence. and by doing this, washington is actually going to be left without any influence with the pakistan army and with the people of pakistan because this will be seen as a munativepunitive action which is meant to punish pakistan rather than provide an incentive for cooperation. >> reporter: here, officicls say this i inot a change in policy. that's a long-term relationship between the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >
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